I’m Gonna Start Lying

By Rodney M. Bliss

He was a lawyer, and he was my friend, but I knew he was lying. Talking about a lawyer lying is almost cliche. However, the last few years, I’ve spent way more time than I would like sitting in a court room full of lawyers. And fortunately, in all of those interactions, I don’t think any of them lied, or even skirted the truth.

Liar, Liar. . .Here Have An Award!

Tonight is our annual Liar's Competition, held at the Orem Public Library and it's free to the public. The youth competition begins at 6:00 pm and the adult competition starts at 7:00 pm. If you've never been to one, you really ought to check it out, soooo entertaining. Our guest blogger Rodney Bliss, a former MC, tells you what to expect.

5 Questions for Daniel Morden

Written by Kim McCloskey

I get nervous, particularly in front of thousands of people. What do I do? - I trust the stories. I am just a conduit for a tale that has charmed, chilled, or thrilled audiences for hundreds-sometimes thousands- of years. If I can get out of my own way then the story will work its magic.

How do you make time for story?

Written by Kim McCloskey

This year's theme for the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is "Make Time for Story" and in the months leading up to the festival we want to find out how our volunteers, our audience and even our tellers make time for story.

Childhood Reflections: An Evening with Kim Weitkamp

Written by Christina Sanders

The award winning storyteller Kim Weitkamp delighted her audience at the Springville library last Monday with songs and stories to remind us of childhood and the importance of family.

Festival Etiquette

Written by Kim McCloskey

"Life be not so short but that there is always time for courtesy." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Festival Reflections: Lies, Laughs, and Life

Written by Christina Sanders

Another storytelling festival has come to an end, and we’re left to share the stories, laughs and lessons with our family and friends. Stories offer many takeaways if you’re looking for them. Below are just a few mixed in with the lies, laughs and life lessons.